University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Pharmaceutical Science B.S. - Non-Professional Concentration

The Skaggs School of Pharmacy offers two concentrations in the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences. This is the non-professional concentration that is open to all students whose primary career interests are in research and discovery, careers at pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and work in government institutions and agencies. This degree offers a broad pharmaceutical sciences background that will prepare students for work in disciplines critical to the discovery and development of new drugs and therapies as well as agencies regulating these disciplines. While it also meets pre-pharmacy requirements, it is not required for applying to the professional Doctor of Pharmacy program. Courses provided through the Doctor of Pharmacy program will have additional fees attached.

Note: Students enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy program who are interested in the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences should look at the professional concentration in the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Bachelor of Science - Pharmaceutical Sciences; Non-Professional Concentration

General Education Requirements


Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 


Lower-Division Core Courses50
General and Organic Chemistry
Communication & Social Sciences
Upper-Division Core Courses41
Total Hours91

Degree Specific Credits: 91

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.00

Lower-Division Core Courses


Complete all of the following courses:
BIOH 112Human Form and Function I3
BIOH 113Human Form and Function II3
BIOB 260Cellular and Molecular Biology4
Total Hours10

Minimum Required Grade: C-

General and Organic Chemistry

Complete all of the following courses:
College Chemistry I
and College Chemistry I Lab
College Chemistry II
and College Chemistry II Lab
CHMY 221
CHMY 222
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
CHMY 223Organic Chemistry II3
Total Hours18
Minimum Required Grade: C-


Complete all of the following courses:
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
Total Hours5

 Minimum Required Grade: C-


Complete the following course:
M 162Applied Calculus4
Complete one of the following courses:4
Introduction to Statistics
Psychological Statistics
Social Statistics
Total Hours8

 Minimum Required Grade: C-

Communication & Social Sciences

Complete all of the following courses:
COMX 111AIntroduction to Public Speaking3
or THTR 120A Introduction to Acting I
PSYX 100SIntro to Psychology3
or SOCI 101S Introduction to Sociology
ECNS 201SPrinciples of Microeconomics3
Total Hours9

 Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper-Division Core Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
PHAR 329Microbes & Medicines4
PHAR 331Pharmaceutics4
PHAR 341Pharmaceutical Pathophysiology I4
PHAR 342Pharmaceutical Pathophysiology II4
PHAR 381Pharmaceutical Biochemistry4
PHAR 421Medicinal Chemistry I3
PHAR 422Medicinal Chemistry II3
PHAR 432Clinical Pharmacokinetics3
PHAR 443Pharmacology & Toxicology I4
PHAR 444Pharmacology & Toxicology II4
PHAR 494Seminar1
Total Hours38

 Minimum Required Grade: C-